Stockholm Weather June Averages, Sweden
What's the Weather like in Stockholm in June
The mesmerising landscape of Stockholm, Sweden, gently blends the grandness of Lake Mälaren and the vastness of the Baltic Sea. Skeppsholmen, Stadsholmen and Kungsholmen are only three of the fourteen islands that comprise the stunning archipelago of Stockholm. Amidst the stunningly picturesque lakes, bays, canals, wetlands and watercourses, the city puts a dizzying spell on visitors.
In this period featuring the longest days of the year, the sun shines for an incredible 12 hours each day, the most sun any month gets in this city.
The length of the days in June is basically constant. 21st June is the longest day of the whole year, having no fewer than 18.39 hours of daylight. 1st June and 30th June aren't too much shorter, respectively with 18.05 and 18.28 daylight hours. This gloriously high amount of daylight and sunshine makes June the perfect month to visit Stockholm, not in the least because the huge summer crowds haven't arrived quite yet and the city is still relatively calm.
June is also one of the warmest months, the abundance of sunshine helping to keep things warm. The average temperature is 16°Cnly July and August are warmer, but only by a degree or two. June afternoons heat up to 21°C on average, which is absolutely delightful. Nights get chilly, although never cold, with average low temperatures of 11°C.
As nice as the day temperatures may be, swimming isn't exactly an option in June in Stockholm. The sea temperature averages 11°C. Luckily there is a host of other fun activities to enjoy, from kayaking to boat excursions, from reading in the parks to museum visits.
With the total amount of rainfall being 45mm, June isn't a particularly wet month, yet it isn't one of the driest either. It is the transitional month between spring, the driest season, and summer, the wettest season. There are 12 days with rainfall this month, which is actually quite a low number for this destination. The probability that it will rain on any given day in June ranges around 47% throughout the entire month. Moderate rain is by far the most common rainfall type, seen on 47% of those 12 rainy days. Light rain and thunderstorms are common as well, respectively occurring on 27% and 16% of those days. Snowfall is exceptionally rare this time of year.
Planning a visit to Stockholm in the near future? Check out our detailed weather forecast here.
Hotels for Stockholm in June
Conveniently located near various attractions and activities, the Berns Hotel offers 82 cosy rooms and six spacious suits. As the hotel has a secret entrance, many celebrities like Rihanna and public figures like the Dalai Lama have chosen to lodge at the Berns. Rooms are categorised as single, double, superior and deluxe.
The Robert Berns Suites and the Clock Suite are two of the most distinguished suites at the hotel. The Clock Suite is a breath-taking two-story suite where there is no end to luxury. This exclusive hotel is one of the top accommodations in Stockholm, a magnificent place to base yourself during your June vacation (if you have some extra cash).
Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza
Located near the green oasis that is Humlegarden park and vibrant Stureplan, Elite Hotel Stockholm Plaza is housed in a 19th-century building. Its sophisticated rooms come with free Wi-Fi, a work desk, a mini-bar, a TV, and a bathroom with bath or shower. Suites have the additional comfort of a separate living area and bedroom.
Scandic Grand Central
A third option is Scandic Grand Central, a superb four-star hotel in the Stockholm city centre, located near the Central Train Station. This vibrant hotel is well-known for its ambience, characterised by live music, great food and refreshing drinks. There are several dining and drinking venues to choose from. Business travellers can use one of the meeting venues, while tourists can rent bicycles and cool down at the relaxation area (or warm up in the sauna).
Restaurants and Bars for Stockholm in June
In late spring or summer, Villa Källhagen is a fantastic place to go for dinner. Situated in Djurgården, overlooking the Djurgård canal and set within a lush green environment, this wonderful restaurant serves classic Swedish food. Its menu changes according to the seasons to ensure that only the freshest available produce is used. The garden is a superb place to eat in a warm summer's evening. Also consider going there for Sunday brunch, which includes a buffet with Swedish delicacies.
Situated in Hornstull, Cantina Real is arguably the most colourful restaurant in Stockholm. Bright colours such as blue, purple and yellow are combined with details and decorations from an old amusement park. Its menu features various Latin American dishes, while live shows and other kinds of entertainment are hosted in the basement. Outside dining is available throughout summer.
Himlavalvet is a small café situated in the gardens of the previous Observatory Museum. Outdoor seating surrounded by greenery is available in summer. Its menu consists of light lunch dishes, waffles and elderflower cordial.
Things to Do in Stockholm in June
Only a ferry ride away from Gamla Stan, the city's Old Town, Djurgården is packed with activities. This oasis-like recreational area is unquestionably breath-taking. Skansen, Gröna Lund, Vasamuseet, Wasahamnen and many more are all located at Djurgården. At Djurgården, which literally means "animal garden" in English, so called as they are the former royal hunting grounds, there are plenty of opportunities to savour local dishes and drinks. Located no more than ten minutes from the Old Town area, this amazing park/island is home to an amusement park and no fewer than 22 museums.
One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Stockholm, Drottningholm Palace is a 17th-century royal palace commissioned by Queen Hedvig Eleonora. Since 1981, it has been the permanent residence of the Swedish Royal Family. The Palace Theatre, the Chinese Pavilion and the Palace Garden are noteworthy parts of the compound. The palace and the grounds are open to the public throughout the year. One of Stockholm's main landmarks and attractions, this fabulous palace should occupy a prominent spot on any itinerary.